Lemire's "Animal Man" To Conclude in March

It's been a long run for writer Jeff Lemire and "Animal Man," but the writer's run will come to a close early next year. Lemire announced via his blog that not only will "Animal Man" #29 be the final issue of his run, but the series as a whole. In addition to writing the final issue of the series, Lemire will contribute to the art side of the equation alongside Travel Foreman.

"As sad as I am to be finished writing the solo stories of Buddy, Maxine, Ellen and Cliff,  I am also excited to announce that I will continue to write the monthly adventures of Animal Man when he becomes regular member of the new 'Justice League' book I am writing," Lemire said in his blog. "After finishing the script for #29, I felt I had completed the story I wanted to tell with the Baker family and thought it was a perfect ending for the series.  The best way for me to explore new things with the character would be to move him to a team setting and shakeup his status quo, DC agreed, and the 'Animal Man' series will end with my final issue in March."

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"Animal Man" is the latest of the surviving titles from the New 52 launch to end its run. Lemire's new "Justice League" title is a relaunch of "Justice League of America" to be retitled "Justice League Canada." Currently, little is known about the series except that it will include Adam Strange, Hawkman, Green Arrow, a new Cree super heroine -- and now, Animal Man. "Justice League Canada" hits stores in April.

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